Our monthly visitor days are the ideal opportunity to come along and see what we’re all about. You will get the chance to meet the animals, explore our beautiful site, and get to know the team.
Bring your friends, family, and all of your curiosity for the perfect day out with our delightful residents. We’ll be here to welcome you between 2pm and 5pm on the first Saturday of each month, so come along and don’t forget to save room for some tasty vegan cakes.
Our last opening of the year will be on Saturday 7th September. Dogs welcome on leads.
Bring your teddy bear along for free advice on identification, age or ‘clinical’ needs with the UKs leading restores as seen on The Repair Shop BBC. Some treatments such as eye replacements and claw stitching may be available for a small charge on the day. Other more complex repairs and restorations can be taken back to the studio workshop to be carried out.
Join us this autumn for an unmissable celebration of the West Midlands’ only UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Ironbridge Gorge.
The Festival of Imagination will showcase the amazing story of the Ironbridge Gorge, past, present and future as it’s never been seen before.
Presented by Ironbridge World Heritage Festival and partners, the programme will see the Gorge come alive with a fantastic fiesta of arts, crafts, culture, virtual reality, music, film, poetry, family-friendly events and food and drink.
An annual family day in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside with full and exclusive access to Hawkstone Park Follies, Caves, Bridges, Gullies and Towers.
Encouraging families to engage together in natural, fun and messy outdoor play.
Intended as a ‘digital detox’ day out where families can get involved in activities together including forest school, bush craft, den-building, crafts, messy play, innovation and creation, gardening, cooking, sports and much more in the great outdoors whilst stepping away from screens and computers for the day.
Lots of FREE activities for ALL the family to enjoy together.
Join us for an 8 mile sponsored walk along the Welshpool canal for the children and families of Hope House!
The walk is free to enter, open to all and a fabulous day out for the whole family. There is no minimum sponsorship, but we do ask all our wonderful walkers to raise as much as you can to help us continue to be here for the children in our care.
We will start at 10am outside the Hope House shop in Welshpool (at the top end of the Tesco car park) and walk to the halfway point of The Horseshoes Inn at Berriew where you will be able to buy bacon butties to fuel your way back to the finish line and your hard-earned medal. Registration opens at 9.30am.
The incredible Teresa Thomas, one of our Hope House mums, organised our first ever Welshpool Canal Walk in 2016. After she sadly passed away in 2017, we have continued her wonderful legacy by walking in her memory ever since. We invite anyone who is up to the challenge to step out with us in memory of Tease, as she was affectionately known, and walk in her footsteps. You are also very welcome to join us to walk in memory or celebration of your own loved ones or simply for the children of Hope House.
Following the postponement of the Carnival in June due to flooding, the Carnival returns on Sunday 22nd September!
A procession will start at 12.30pm from Nock Deighton’s Livestock and Auction Centre into the High Street, where it shall stop to allow spectators to have a closer look at each entry.
Participants and guests can then make their way down to Castle Grounds, where a prize presentation will be made to our winners alongside light entertainment and refreshments for all the family.
Wipeout Arena is a huge set of indoor inflatables. For tots, toddlers, crazy-kids, teens & big kids too (yes, that’s you Mum & Dad!), and adult-only sessions. Hourly from 10am throughout the day (first session is under 4s only). Just £7.99. Find out more & book your tickets before they run out, click now > https://www.wipeoutarena.com/events/lilleshall-28th-29th-september/
Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine’s kingdom. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised. Film starts at 5.30pm with refreshments, themed crafts and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm.
FREE Kids Taster Sessions at Shrewsbury Sports Village: Saturday 5th Oct; Gymnastics (4-11yrs) & Football (2-8yrs).
Football Coaching sessions for kids (2-8yrs), both boys & girls; FREE taster sesison; Sat 5th Oct. Shooting, dribbling, passing & stopping, with expert tuition from FA-qualified coaches. Three slots; 1-2pm, 2:30–3:30pm, or 4-5pm. Click now to book & secure your place > http://bit.ly/Book-FREE-Kids-Sessions-Oct-2019
Gymnastics taster sessions for kids (4-11yrs); Sat 5th Oct; allows children to develop fundamental movement skills; they’ll be fitter, faster, stronger, more confident and co-ordinated. Three slots; 1-2pm, 2:30–3:30pm, or 4-5pm. Click now to book & secure your place > http://bit.ly/Book-FREE-Kids-Sessions-Oct-2019
Mortimer Forest covers 1000 hectares of diverse mini habitats, with ancient oak, conifer woodland, beech, birch and plenty of bilberries. This wide variety of trees gives us a very diverse selection of tasty edible mushrooms throughout late summer and autumn.
We’ll meet at the Black Pool car park where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms we find, stoping along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild mushroom soup.
We’ll round the day off with a wild food lunch based on homemade treats and what we have found during the course.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Adults £50, under 16’s £25, under 12’s free.
Please see our website page for full details of times and further course dates at this venue.
Following the success of last years October show, we are doing it all again!! On Saturday 19th October 2019 at Shrewsbury URC from 10am you will be able to experience a fabulous family day out.
We will have some amazing detailed and lovingly made Layouts for you to see in various gauges, Trade stands for you to top up your model railway collection, or get you inspired to start one.
All our Exhibitors and Traders are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about model railways and will only be more than happy to offer advice and any questions you may have.
The Whistle Stop Cafe will be open for the duration of the event, serving scrumptious homemade cakes, a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.
We very much hope you can join us!
It’s 50 years since man first walked on the moon. Now you can enjoy an immersive lunar experience at Enginuity, near Ironbridge in Shropshire when artist Luke Jerram’s enormous 7-metre spherical Moon sculpture is installed at the museum from 21 October to 10 November. Themed events will be held underneath the installation.
The awe-inspiring touring artwork was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7-metre spherical sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!
Internally lit, the installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.
Dine under the Museum of the Moon on 24 October at a special fundraising dinner with a champagne reception, raffle, live auction and speaker from the Lunar Society. Tickets for the ‘Ironbridge by Moonlight Dinner’ are £55 each, or a table of 10 is £500. For more information and to book tickets email Adam Siviter, Fundraising Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01952 435 900. Funds raised from the evening will help to support the Museum’s heritage conservation and education work, as well as contributing towards the Fund for the Future appeal.
Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows you to make your own interpretation of the moon and its place in the world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon and consider the latest moon science.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Enginuity is open from 10am until 4pm; entrance is £9.50 adults, £8.50 60 plus and £6.50 children 5-16, under 5s free. Some activities a small additional charge, in addition to the museum entrance fee.
Make the most of daytime visits to the museums with a great value Annual Passport Ticket, which allows multiple visits into all 10. It costs £26.50 per adult, £20.50 for seniors, £16.50 for children (16 years or under), £70 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply). Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 5% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.
For further information, call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.
With a full bar, catering including a hog roast and Sunshine Radio Street Team entertainment, this is the perfect night out to kick start the October Half Term.
Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.
Fast track tickets on sale now at £2.00 per child, £4.00 per adult and £10.00 per family of up to 2 adults and 3 children. On the night, prices are £2.50 per child, £4.50 per adult and £13.00 per family.
Contact the Centre for more information. Tickets available from the centre front desk.
Children can enjoy some extra special hero fun at Telford Centre as Catboy, Gekko and Owlette from Entertainment One’s (eOne) PJ Masks make an unmissable appearance at the free and fun-packed event.
As a part of the national ‘Be A Hero’ tour, Catboy, Gekko and Owlette will be soaring into Telford Centre on 27th October 2019, appearing at Wyre Hall at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. At each appearance, families and fans of eOne’s popular animated TV series will have the chance to meet and greet their favourite characters and take part in an interactive Hero Moves session where kids can get active and learn how to get ready for adventure, just like the PJ Masks.
Airing daily on Disney Junior and Tiny Pop, PJ Masks follows the adventures of 6 year olds Connor, Greg and Amaya who go to school like everyone else. But as night falls and they put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets, they magically transform into superheroes – Catboy, Gekko and Owlette and become the PJ Masks! Watch out – the PJ Masks are on their way, straight into Telford Centre to save the day!
In addition to the Hero Training Academy and photo opportunities with Catboy, Gekko and Owlette children and families can also enjoy PJ Masks branded activities and receive a special superhero mask to take home.
Visitors to the event can also enter a competition to win a special PJ Masks prize bundle worth over £100 by sharing their photos and hero moves on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account using the hashtag #PJMasksHero.
It is advised that you pre-register for this event by visiting the Customer Service Desk opposite Monsoon, however there will be a limited number of spaces available on the day on a first come first served basis. For further information on the event and how to book your free tickets please visit: https://www.telfordcentre.com/whats-on/events/pj-masks/
FIND PJ Masks ONLINE:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/PJMasksUK
Instagram – www.instagram.com/pjmasks
Twitter – www.twitter.com/PJMasks
Website – www.pjmasks.co.uk
Spooky storytelling on the eerily decorated train as it creeks through the dark and creepy Dee Valley, dare you ride with us? Who knows what frights will await us at Carrog.. step off the train at Carrog and walk in to the mist and lights of the scary stories and things that go bump!! In the dark….will we make it back or will the ghouls of the night take us to a station lost in time…
Dress to scare the ghosts themselves!!
Bar available on board for a bit of Dutch Courage!
Shockingly scary story and light show at Carrog Station where things really will go bump in the night…!!!
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. THIS EVENT SOLD OUT FOR THREE YEARS RUNNING.
Adults – £19, Children – £12
Do you have the Instincts of a Super Hero?
Choose the superhero you would be with a recruiting quiz and make your own mask. Test your skill working out codes and create your defence pieces to protect you from baddies. Practice getting through Spiderman’s web, break through a wall and use your x-ray vision on different pictures.
Monday – Friday 1pm-2.30pm
£4 per accompanied child, booking advised.
Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular!
Fancy dress is encouraged for the kids and adults, we want to see your best fancy dress costumes as there are some special prizes to be won!
We had such fun last year and are excited to have plenty of spooky activities for all the family.
– Devilish Doughnut tree
– Apple bobbing
– The FEAR challenge
– Face painting
– Fire breathing
– Stilt walkers
Learn how to draw animal cartoons with caricaturist and Radio Times illustrator Jonathan Cusick. You’ll be shown a variety of key concepts and approaches, then get to apply these in a drawing session interpreting exhibits from the museum’s taxidermy archive. A variety of family-friendly subjects will be there to inspire. This workshop aims to improve your cartoons and equip you with a confident and enthusiastic approach to drawing. £8 per person (accompanying adults free entry) All ages welcome
Get fired up on Fireworks Night, Saturday 2 November, at Blists Hill Victorian Town. As well as the spectacular family fireworks display on The Green see molten iron being poured into moulds during the dramatic iron casting demonstration in the Foundry.
The gates open at 6pm allowing plenty of time to explore the Town’s Victorian streets and atmospheric buildings. Wrap up warm, tuck into hot food or a cup of chocolate from the café and enjoy the smell of coal fires burning as you make your way down to the Town’s Green for the show. You will be able talk to the townsfolk in their cottages, shops and other places of work and hear about life in the late 1800s.
The highlight of the night will be the fantastic fireworks extravaganza accompanied by music, which will start at around 7.30pm and light up the night sky over the Ironbridge Gorge.
Tickets will be available from this website in late Summer.
Please note, if we need to cancel this event because of bad weather it will be rescheduled for Saturday 9 November. We will not be offering refunds for weather cancellation unless ticket holders can’t make the rescheduled event. We suggest making sure both dates are free in your diary before booking.
Fun and Fireworks
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Enjoy an evening train journey to Carrog and on the way back stop off at Glyndyfrdwy Station for Fireworks. On board bar selling alcohol and soft drinks. hot refreshments available to purchase at Glyndyfrdwy Station.
Book early to avoid disappointment. This event has sold out for seven years running.
Train departs Llangollen Station at 6pm and returns approx 8.30pm.
Adults – £18, Children – £12, under 3s are FREE!
Murder on The Llangollen Express
Shylock Nolmes, the world’s greatest detective is back on the case in the wilds of Wales. Join our valiant Victorian for an evening of serendipitous sleuthing, devious detection and marvellous merriment as he travels on Llangollen Steam railway to investigate a Murder most foul’
A pasty and a sweet is provided and the on board bar* is open.
There are prizes for solving the crime and a special award for best costume *cash only
Please arrive for 6:30pm train departs at 8:00pm with an approximate return time of 9:00pm
Please note you may have to share a table
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD OR ALCOHOL TO THIS EVENT, NO DOGS ALLOWED
Market Drayton Winter Fair is our very popular annual festive event, showcasing a fabulous range of gifts, home wear, crafts, food and more.
We will have over 40 stalls on offer for you to peruse. A fantastic award winning coffee shop for you to enjoy too. Entry is free and we will be open from 10am until 4pm. We hope you can join us again.